According to a government decree announced on May 16th, and by the decision of Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony, the beaches and baths of Budapest, namely the Palatinus, Paskál, Pesterzsébet, Csillaghegy, and Római will open on May 30th, while the Pünkösdfürdő Bath will open its doors on June 15th, the latest.
According to the website of Budapest Spas, their beaches and baths will meet official public health regulations to the fullest from the time of opening. To clarify any questions that may arise, the company will operate a toll-free number between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
According to Ittlakunk.hu, a couple of weeks ago it seemed sure that the traditional opening in May was to be missed, and operators and authorities saw a realistic chance for the opening in July. However, according to experts, the coronavirus is killed by chlorine, so there is no need for fear of infection in swimming pools. According to the outdoor pool establishments, the amount of chlorine used in the cleaning of swimming pool waters is enough to kill any pathogens that may get into the water.
According to the operators, guests can continue to use their redeemed passes after reopening. Spa passes are automatically extended by the closing time interval. Holders of an annual pass will be compensated when determining the next year’s pass price.
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